We are needing to syringe feed our cat every 2 hours.. basically until she starts eating on her own. We are giving her very watered down canned food, its basically brown water! She *hates* to be force fed and its hard to say how much is even getting in her When she sees the syringe coming she starts drooling a lot and so much of it ends up on the towel, my shirt, her face.. I wrap her up in a towel and scruff her and basically try to just get it down as fast as possible (well, slowly enough to give her time to swallow) Any tips to make this easier and maximize the amount that she actually swallows? I'm terrified of dehydration! She's been getting some sub q fluids as well but we're horrid at doing that and only seem to be able to get half as much in as we're supposed to. She hasn't eaten voluntarily in about a week.. But, she has seemed to improve because she has only thrown up twice since we brought her home from the vet saturday afternoon, as opposed to several times a day the last week.
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2/19/07 at 9:56am